From the Aberdeen Police Department:
The Aberdeen Police Department has investigated rumors that a shooting was going to occur at the Aberdeen Middle School today. Officers were contacted on Wednesday, September 23rd by school administrators after they received phone calls from parents regarding the alleged threat.
The threat was thoroughly investigated by the Aberdeen Police Department. It was determined that the rumor began after an altercation between two students on Tuesday, September 22nd. During the confrontation one of the students made an inflammatory remark that referenced the use of a firearm.
All of the students involved along with their guardians were interviewed. It was then determined that the threat was not credible.
Extra officers were at the school this morning to assure parents and students that they were safe. The students involved were not permitted at school today. The issue has been addressed by the school administration who will be handling disciplinary action.